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Location: Bellevue, Nebraska

Retired Air Force NCO, kids are grown and on their own (pretty much!). Just me and the Missus. Getting tired of "real jobs" and am considering turning my woodworking hobby into - I hope! - a bit of extra income. I tell folks the two things I make the most of is noise and sawdust. But, I do occasionally turn out an actual finished product.

I like making smallish boxes and such. Sometimes I make some slightly larger in-the-house items, like shelves, smaller cabinetry and the like. I build almost all of my things "on the fly", designing, sizing and shaping the pieces to fit what I've already done. Kind of like "This is a really sweet piece, with some lovely grain and color. It'd make a gorgeous front or lid for a box!" I'll size and shape it, then build the box/whatever around that. (Plans? We don' need no steenkin' PLANS!) That may have to change, if I want to turn out more than one piece every however long it takes me...

I've found a LOT to like and emulate on this site! I can't wait to get going at it again. I'll post a few of my favorite, older projects, while I'm waiting for warmer weather. Only have my un-heated garage to work in for now. Hoping to change that, too, if I can!

Any local folks that wouldn't mind helping a New Guy get started in the 'business' of woodworking, feel free to contact me through here. Your advice and experience would be most welcome!

-- Sawdusty Dan - Bellevue, NE - "Women and cats will do as they please. Men and dogs should just relax and get used to it." Robert A. Heinlein

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commented on A Bevy of Bevels in a Walnut Wine Box 06-22-2015 02:31 PM
added blog entry It's Showtime! #2: My Debut Show & Sale! 05-18-2015 02:17 PM
commented on Portal in norwegian dragonstyle. And a smal peek at a dining room table and chairs. 05-15-2015 01:46 PM
commented on A Bevy of Bevels in a Walnut Wine Box 05-08-2015 12:06 AM
added project Walnut Earring Rack / Holder 05-06-2015 09:12 PM
added project A Bevy of Bevels in a Walnut Wine Box 05-06-2015 08:53 PM
added blog entry It's Showtime! #1: It's SHOWTIME! 04-26-2015 02:16 PM
added project Golf Club Coat Rack #6 04-25-2015 06:02 PM
added project Golf Club Coat Racks, Part 2 04-24-2015 08:30 PM
added project Sliding-Top Wine Boxes 04-24-2015 08:19 PM
added blog entry You never know what you'll find. . . . (part deux) 04-21-2015 10:15 PM
replied on WTB: Porter Cable 6931 Plunge Base 04-21-2015 07:39 PM
started topic WTB: Porter Cable 6931 Plunge Base 04-21-2015 04:08 AM
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#1 posted 03-08-2015 04:58 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks Dan! Hope you have great time while you’re here.

Regards: Rick

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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#2 posted 03-09-2015 11:14 AM

Dusty, for someone who has just been on this site for a day, you sure have made the most of it. Looks like you have got the process of posting down and have had fun doing it. Your photos are nice. It helps readers if you tell them dimensions since that perspective does not always come through in photos.

I like your projects. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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